Paradise Hotel, Celebrity Mole Yucatan, Bachelor/ette date locations revealed.

Paradise Hotel, Celebrity Mole Yucatan, Bachelor/ette date locations revealed.
If you want to vacation at a place you’ve been watching on TV, USA TODAY has the info you need. Two tickets to paradise will take you to Paradise Hotel‘s location, the Villa Arabesque in Acapulco. Besides being the site of last summer’s biggest skankfest, you might also recognize it as a location from License to Kill. According to a message board post, “[t]he hotel had to even pull their website off the net” because of the interest. Celebrity Mole Yucatan‘s location isn’t a big secret, since the end credits refer to the location. It’s the Grand Xcaret by Occidental, which even advertises the show connection on its web site. Soon you’ll be able to stay there at a “Celebrity Mole Suite, complete with show paraphernalia.” USA TODAY also profiles other locations from shows such as The Bachelor 4 and The Bachelorette Wedding.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.